The new Abarth Grande Punto SuperSport (SS) has been launched by Fiat.

Abarth is Fiat's performance division and the Grande Punto SS comes with a 1.4 liter gasoline/petrol engine dialed up to a robustly impressive 180 hp and an even more impressive 270 Nm of torque at a substantially early 3,000 rpm. The SS does the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 7.5 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 215 km/h.

To properly manage that additional power and provide for the sporty ride, the SS gets a stiffened suspension with new springs which also let the car sit 20 mm lower. 18-inch wheels are also part of the set, coming with 215/40 R18 tires. The brake system gets perforated discs all around and performance pads at the front.

Notable here is the telematics system developed with partner Magneti Marelli - the Abarth Blue&Me MAP satellite navigation system - which takes data from the car including engine speed, vehicle speed and the gear engaged to be monitored from the nav system. It also offers a function called Track, which can provide the driver with a position and lap time on race tracks that are in the system's memory.

The Abarth Grande Punto SS comes in the traditional color of Airfield Grey while inside are the "Abarth Corsa by Sabelt" leather seats.

The updated Abarth Grande Punto SS went on sale last weekend (September 12/13).

Gallery: Upgraded Abarth Grande Punto SuperSport Heads to Frankfurt

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